Rocket Richard article

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  1. Chili

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    This article is one of the best I've seen on him. Alot of personal insight and how many others saw him. It appears to have been written in the late 1950's near the end of his career. I thought it might interest some here.

     
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    Fantastic portrait of an enigmatic man in the twilight of an illustrious career.

    My only regret is that people don't ever say 'Holy Dirty Dora!'' or "They'll say you let a bandy rooster lick the **** of the walk.'' anymore.

    Bring back old-timey slang.
     
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    Have you heard Bob Cole? He's a dandy commentator...and his buddy Harry Neale? You know what they say, there's always free cheese in the mousetrap...

    But that is a perfect way to sum up the Rocket...build up the pressure and just bam zoom straight to the moon.
     
  4. Wetcoaster

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    The same Bob Cole who refers to:
    • The Sundin twins on the Canucks?
    • The captain as Mats Nasund?
    • The hard rock d-man as Kevin Beeksa?
    The same Bob Cole who rather than say the name of an Ottawa player simply says the "Sens player"?

    That Bob Cole????:shakehead:shakehead:shakehead

    Well past his "best before" date.
     
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    The one thing that always struck me about both Richard's is their absolute hatred for losing. I've always believed that this sets them apart from other great players. When they won, it wasn't joy, it was relief.
     

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